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Old 04-21-2007, 10:33 PM
Greatest characters in literature

I was having a discussion with one of my teachers the other day about this, and some interesting characters came up. In your opinion, who are the best characters in litetature? My list:

Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye)
Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby)
Roland Deschain (The Dark Tower series)
Anna Karenina (Anna Karenina)
John Galt (Atlas Shrugged)
Howard Roark (The Fountainhead)
Dick Diver (Tender Is the Night)
Amory Blaine (This Side of Paradice)
W.P. Innman (Cold Mountain)
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Old 04-21-2007, 11:57 PM
Old Man from The Giver.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:00 PM
Hamlet (Hamlet)
Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye)
Dean Moriarty (On the Road)
Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:26 AM
What do you mean by the best characters in literature?

Do you mean characters with the strongest attributes like kindness wisdom humility sacrifice etc. or do you mean character who are simply the most interesting to read about?
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:04 AM
narrator/tyler durden fight club
sherlock holmes
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:18 PM
Batman
Rorschach
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:03 AM
Henry Chinaski
Joseph Porta
Wolfgang Creuzdfelt
Alexander De Large
Julius Heide
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by Cermond
Henry Chinaski
Good call...
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Old 04-24-2007, 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by Danger^Cart

Rorschach
One of the greatest characters in the history of the world... Everything that happened during his prison stint is GRADE A writing. All who don't know him should read THE WATCHMEN!
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:14 PM
Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)
Harry Dresden (Storm Front)
Lincoln Rhyme (The Vanishing Man)
Anita Blake (Guilty Pleasures)
Rachel Morgan (Dead Witch Walking)
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:04 PM
Slothrop
Sal Paradise
Binx Bolling
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